83 photographs (snapshots) : b&w.
Organization & arrangement of materials
Organized into three series: Training (photos #1-33); Beach Party (photos #34-56); Bombers and Pacific Duty (photos #57-83). ,Arrangement: numeric by photograph number assigned during processing by library staff.
Materials housed in the Special Collections Division of the Main Library, Nashville Public Library.
One photograph of Hooper with Tennessee Air National Guard crew, 1955 at Berry Field, Nashville, Tenn. filed under VHP Photographs - Korean War series.
Restrictions on Access
In library use only. Available by appointment.
Scope and content: Holdings consist of 83 images, most of them snapshots taken while serving with the 105th Observation Squadron, later part of the 820th Bombardment Squadron (Medium), 41st Bombardment Group, 7th Air Force. They include images of training early in the war when wooden dummy guns stood in for anti-aircraft guns, and when first aid training took place on a dog. Scenes include training activities on base and on manuevers; a beach party, probably held near Langley Field, Virginia; and images of B-25 Mitchell bombers (some identified) and their crews on duty near the Gilbert Islands in the Pacific.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials
Cite as: Floyd Melvin Hooper snapshots [photograph no.], World War II Series, Veterans History Project Collection, Special Collections Division, Nashville Public Library.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Nashville Public Library does not own copyright.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Phillip H. Davis; ,Gift; ,2002.,Acc. 2002.065.
Biographical or Historical Data
Floyd Melvin Hooper was born in Franklin, Tenn. on June 21, 1919. During World War II he served in the Army Air Corps and for a time, was a tail gunner aboard the "Coral Princess." He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with oak leaf cluster. He also served in the Tennessee Air National Guard in 1955. He died on Aug. 11, 1959 in Nashville, Tenn.
Cumulative Index/Finding Aids
Finding aids: Finding aid available in repository.
Ownership and Custodial History
Snapshots in possession of Phillip H. Davis, stepson of Floyd Melvin Hooper, at time of donation.
Linking Entry Complexity
Forms part of the World War II series of the Veterans History Project collection.